Mr. Bendes concentrates his practice on domestic and international corporate and commercial transactions, financings, SEC-related matters and privacy/data protection, Internet and computer-related law matters. He is frequently called upon as counsel to negotiate mergers and acquisitions, public and private debt and equity financings, joint ventures, aspects of sales, secured and asset-based lending transactions, franchising representing franchisors and franchisees, licensing, and computer, Internet-related and high technology transactions. Additionally, he advises private and public companies and their owners, officers and both inside and outside directors; and venture capital and angel investors in commercial, business, securities and personal matters.
In 2012, Mr. Bendes was listed as one of New Jersey's Top Rated Lawyers by Inside Jersey Magazine in Business & Commercial Law.
Association of the Bar of City of New York
Computer Law Committee 1986-89, Chair, Commercial Liability Subcommittee 1987-89
Uniform State Laws Committee 1991-94, 1997-2001, Secretary 1993-94
Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws Committee 2013 - Present
Taskforce on Uniform Limited Liability Company Act 1994-95
American Bar Association
Association Advisory Board member, 2006 to present, ABA Working Group on Legal Opinions (“WGLO”)
Business Law Section (Developments in Business Financing Committee, PEVC Committee, Subcommittee on Transactional Issues and Documents, Ad Hoc Committee on Audit Responses)
Science and Technology Section (Computer Law Committee 1979-95, Contracting for Computers Subcommittee 1980-82)
New Jersey State Bar Association
Section Chair 2006-2008, Secretary 2003-2006, Vice Chair-Legislation 2000-03 and Member, Board of Directors, Business Law Section 1998-Present
Chair, Business Law Section Committee on Third Party Opinions of Counsel 1998-2006, 2008-present; member, 1989-present
Member, Internet and Computer Law Committee, 1993-present
Member, Franchise Law Committee, 2009-Present
New Jersey Inn of Transactional Counsel, Hudson/Bergen
Chair, Programming Committee, 2003-05
Association of Corporate Counsel (formerly American Corporate Counsel Association)
Greater New York Chapter, 1989-2003; Director Emeritus 2003-present; Director, 1992-2003; VP and Secretary 1997-2002
Chair, Committee on Third Party Legal Opinions, Greater NY Chapter 1992-97.
Moderator, Corporate Counsel Roundtable, 1993-2002
American Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals - Corporate Practices Committee 1989-present
International Association of Privacy Professionals
New York State Bar Association, Real Property Section, Committee on Real Property Leasing 1977-Present
Disposal of Avangate Group to Francisco Partners
Our cross-border team comprising lawyers from the Chicago, London, Boston, LA, New York and Providence offices, successfully represented the sellers (comprising Romanian serial tech entrepreneur Radu Georgescu, 3TS Capital Partners' CEE technology fund and the management team) in connection with the disposal of the Avangate Group to Francisco Partners.
Edwards Wildman Team Advises on Refinancing of One Channel Center Project in Boston
A team of Edwards Wildman attorneys recently closed on a $190m term loan and $50m in mezzanine financing for a joint venture composed of affiliates of Ares Management LLC and CV Properties LLC, secured by the One Channel Center building (leased by State Street Bank) and the Channel Center Garage in South Boston.
Asset Acquisition by United Recovery Systems
A team of Edwards Wildman Mergers and Acquisitions lawyers represented Houston-based United Recovery Systems when, in November 2011, its wholly owned subsidiary, United Recovery Systems, L.P., acquired Aid Associates, Inc., providers of debt collection services with operations in New York and Kentucky.
Acquisition of Multimedia Technologies by Medquist, Inc.
Our lawyers represented Advanced Media Inc. in the acquisition of MultiModal Technologies, Inc. by Medquist, Inc.
Navigating a Credit Agreement from a Commercial Borrower's Perspective
June 17, 2014 event
Edwards Wildman's Barry Bendes Outlines Seven Keys to a Successful Startup in Small Business Opportunities
April 7, 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Resale Price Maintenance Again in the News
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - New York State to Limit State-Funded Administrative Costs and Executive Compensation Healthcare Law
August 6, 2012
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - New York State to Limit State-Funded Administrative Costs and Executive Compensation
Client Advisory: Employers Need to Review and Revise Social Media, Blogging and Privacy Policies after NLRB General Counsel Report Digilaw Blog
June 5, 2012
Employers Need to Review and Revise Social Media, Blogging and Privacy Policies after NLRB General Counsel Report Healthcare Law
June 1, 2012
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Employers Need to Review and Revise Social Media, Blogging and Privacy Policies after NLRB General Counsel Report
New Jersey State Bar Foundation's Starting and Succeeding with a New Business Seminar
March 7, 2012 event
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Foreseeable and Reasonable Mitigation Costs Can Constitute Cognizable Injury from a Data Breach - At Least Under Maine Law
EAPD Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2011
October 6, 2011
EAPD Launches Retail Industry and Consumer Products Practice Group
February 22, 2011
EAPD Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2010
October 7, 2010
EAPD Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2009
November 6, 2009
Partners Martin Aron and Barry Bendes to Chair Committees of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Business Law Section
September 8, 2008
Edwards Wildman Partner Barry J. Bendes Authors Entrepreneurial Pamphlet for New Jersey State Bar Foundation
March 18, 2008
Edwards Wildman Lawyers Honored as New York Super Lawyers
July 19, 2006
Partners Elected to Chairs of New Jersey State Bar Association Section
July 19, 2006 (Also at Madison, New Jersey Office)